New biosphere reserves provide council to review proposals-UNESCO

September 14, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Audrey Azoulay, said the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB-ICC) provided an opportunity for the council to review proposals for new biosphere reserves. She stated this on Monday at the state house conference center, Presidential Villa Aso Rock Abuja. She added that Nigeria hosted the 33rd UN Education, Scientific and Culture Read More

FG rolls out measures to curb spread of cholera

September 14, 2021 HELEN OJI 0

As part of measures to curb the spread of cholera outbreak in Nigeria, the federal government has flagged off a nationwide national environmental sanitation response programme in the country. HELEN OJI reports Nigeria is currently experiencing cholera outbreak in several parts of the country with reported cases of fatalities. Latest situation report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

Plateau: Coalition condemns call for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Plateau State Advocates (COPSA), has condemned in strong terms the renewed call in some quarters for the redeployment of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army in Jos, Plateau state, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, in the face of recent killings in some communities. Describing the clamour for the removal of the GOC, who Read More

1,630 jailed for Drug crimes in 8 months – Marwa

September 3, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said 1,630 people have been jailed for various drug offences across the country since January this year. NDLEA Chairman, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.) disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Friday in Abuja. “As far as activities in Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Niger gov wants states joint operations to end banditry, kidnappings

August 26, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state has called for joint operations of the  affected states  to  end  the nefarious activities of bandits and kidnappings.  The governor stated this when he visited Ma’undu in Mariga local government Area of the state which has been deserted by members of the community for about one year now due to banditry activities.   He said,  Read More

No previous govt developed Niger Delta like Buhari’s administration – APC group

August 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, has said that no previous administration has paid more attention to the plight of the Niger Delta region like the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group assured that Buhari will not relent in the implementation of his vision of a safe, secure Read More

Traditional rulers, clergymen, others reject Caste practice in Igbo land

August 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Top clergies and traditional rulers in Mbieri community in Imo state in partnership with the National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC) have called for the abrogation of age-long Osu, Ume, Ohu, and Diala Caste practice in Igbo land. NHRC along with other non governmental organisation including Pillars of Hope Africa Initiative (POHAI) Kemdi Chino Opara Foundation, Marvico and Global Family Foundation Read More

APC govs celebrate Buhari’s assent of PIB, economy restructuring

August 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has celebrated the assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the current administration has demonstrated unwavering commitment to change Nigeria democratically. The APC governors also said the new PIB present a convincing credential and commitment of the party to restructure Nigerian economy through democratic process in line with provisions of Read More

PIB: Buhari has shown courage to do the right thing – APC

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law as passed by the National Assembly, saying such has ended the long jinx of the PIB delayed since early 2000s.  The governing party, however said Nigeria’s oil and gas industry which used to loose as much as $15 billion in investments Read More

The demolition of Mpape, other communities is evil

August 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Mpape is one of the communities in Abuja that accommodates many who cannot afford to live in Maitama, Asokoro, Wuse and other districts in Abuja due to the high cost of accommodation, foodstuffs and other things found in the areas mentioned.  The demolition of houses built by the common people in Mpape and other communities in Abuja is evil and Read More

Association trains Bauchi muslims, christians leaders, CSOs on peace

August 11, 2021 Najib Sani 0

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria’ (CRUDAN) has trained selected muslims, christians leaders and civil society organizations in Bauchi state on peace building and conflict transformation. The three-day training according to the program officer of CRUDAN central zone Tulari Tine was funded by ‘Bread for the world- Germany’ and was aimed Read More

Group accuses Shell of abandoning Nigerian community after draining resources

August 4, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has accused the oil giant, Shell of “seeking to walk away from its crime scene with billions of dollars in its kitty” after “having almost drained the region dry of oil and gas resources and engaging in ecocide”. Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) deplored the recent disclosure that Read More

Keystone Bank donates sanitary kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in North-east

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keystone Bank Limited, through its ‘Pink Network’ initiative, in partnership with Hayat Holdings (Producer of MOLPED Pad) and WHAI (Whispering Hope for Africa) Nigeria, has donated menstrual period kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in IDP camps and secondary schools within the North-Eastern region of Nigeria. A statement by the lender said the gesture was part of the bank’s corporate Read More

Anambra monarch advocates continuous nationwide sensitisation campaign on personal, environmental hygiene

July 25, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The traditional ruler of Neni, Anaocha Local Government Area, Anambra state, HRH Igwe Damian Ezeani, Saturday, appealed to government to empower the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to embark on continuous nationwide sensitisation campaign on environmental and personal hygiene. Ezeani, who made the appeal at Neni, when the state NYSC officials and corps members held a grand finale of its Read More

Education remains my top priority – Buhari

July 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Daura, Katsina State, said improving quality of education will continue to be his government’s priority. Speaking while receiving the proprietress, principal and students of a private school, Premier Pacesetters School, Daura, at his house, President Buhari gave assurances that more emphasis will be given to improvement of education.  “We will allocate an increasing share of Read More

Dangote Transport rolls out CSR schemes in Kogi

July 12, 2021 David Agba 0

Relief came to communities in Kogi state as the Transport Division of the Dangote Cement Plc rolled out a plethora of community intervention activities to mark its ‘Sustainability Function’ for 2021. Dangote Cement had doled out billions of naira in its ‘highly structured’ community relations schemes over the years, one of which is the multi-billion naira Obajana-Kabba concrete road that Read More

NTBLTC’s principal escapes abduction as gunmen attack, kidnap 7 staff in Kaduna

July 4, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

The Principal of National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Training Centre (NTBLTC) Zaria in zaria Local Government of Kaduna state, Dr Shehu Labaran, has escaped being kidnapped by gunmen who stormmed the School’s Staff Quaters at 11.30pm on Saturday. Our Correspondent reports that the gunmen succeeded in kidnapping 7 Staff of the school. Those kidnapped include 2 men and 5 women in Read More

Osun 2022: Hunters association endorses Oyetola for second term

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria Wednesday declared their unalloyed support for the Administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in the State of Osun. The hunters also endorsed the governor for second term, saying they were ready to do everything possible to ensure his re-election in the forthcoming governorship election. This is even as the governor inaugurated the Read More

Peaceful co-existence: Bishop Onaiyekan tasks religious leaders on tolerance

June 30, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Archbishop emeritus of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, has tasked religious leaders across the country to preach tolerance between the Christian and Muslim communities so as to ensure peaceful co-existence.  Bishop Onaiyekan said religious leaders have to work together to achieve some amount of religious harmony, as a condition for peaceful co-existence.  Bishop Onaiyekan who stated this in Abuja at Read More

Take charge of projects in your areas, SDGs boss tasks communities

June 27, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The senior special assistant to the president on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Sunday, charged communities where projects are executed to take charge and protect the projects against vandalisation in order to serve them better. Orelope-Adefulire gave the charge during the official inauguration of 20 beds primary health centre at Ogidi-Ikwehi in Ihima, Okehi local government area of Read More

Borno govt, UN host high-level donor visit in North-east

June 25, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Borno state government of Borno and the United Nations (UN) has hosted a high-level delegation of key partners during a one-day mission to Borno state to highlight humanitarian and development priorities in the North-east. A press statement by the U. S Embassy in Abuja said delegates from Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Read More

45-yr after, Oyetola inaugurates 8.1km Moro-Asipa road

June 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, inaugurated 8.1km newly constructed Moro junction-Yakooyo-Ipetumodu-Asipa-Ife/Ibadan expreasway road after 45 years of its construction.  This is just as the Governor promised to complete all the ongoing projects he started and do more within the limited period of leas than two years.   He said the project was inaugurated in fulfilment of his administration’s goal to deliver Read More